Russian Formula 1 star punished for supporting Putin
He's already lost his spot behind the wheel
Multi-million dollar hit to Mazepin
His father sponsored his F1 team
Mazepin had a bad reputation before the war
His father's money was important
The end of Mazepin and Haas
He could not race for Russia
European Union sanctions on top of the F1 termination
153 million frozen
Luxury resort in Sardinia
A town for the super-rich
Managed from overseas
25 rooms with views on the Mediterranean
Mazepin responds:
His father's role in a petrochemical empire
Almost 1 billion seized from oligarchs in Italy
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Russian Formula 1 star punished for supporting Putin

The Russian Formula 1 racer Nikita Mazepin and his father have lost over $150 million in real estate due to European sanctions over the war in Ukraine. Local authorities in Italy have gone after his possessions in the same way they have done with other wealthy Russians who are close to Vladimir Putin.

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He's already lost his spot behind the wheel

While the invasion of Russian troops in Ukraine was underway, in early March, Nikita Mazepin had already lost his status as a Formula 1 driver. His American team, Haas, unilaterally terminated his contract. A month later, however, the sanctions for his family's support of Putin are at a whole new level.

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Multi-million dollar hit to Mazepin

The life of Nikita Mazepin and his father, the Russian oligarch Dmitry Mazepin (photo), took an unexpected turn after Russia began its invasion of Ukraine.

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His father sponsored his F1 team

Nikita Mazepin believed that his Formula 1 spot with Haas was guaranteed thanks to the sponsorship of Uralchem, a company owned by his father, Dmitry Mazepin.

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Mazepin had a bad reputation before the war

Mazepin had already been a controversial racer in the Haas team. He hadn't gotten good results in 2021 and instead became known for his aggressive tactics on the race track.

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His father's money was important

Mazepin's continuance in the team despite his bad results suggests that the sponsorship of Uralchem, the Mazepin family business, weighed in the decision of Haas to keep him for the 2022 season.

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The end of Mazepin and Haas

Despite the immense sponsorship in Haas, they chose to drop the Mazepin family two weeks after the Ukraine war started.

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He could not race for Russia

The organization for F1 races, the FIA, would have allowed Mazepin to continue racing with them if he'd agreed to sign a document renouncing his connections with Russia. However, his own team, Haas, did not give him a choice. He was dismissed.

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European Union sanctions on top of the F1 termination

What's more, the consequences of the war have gone beyond sports. Embargoes worth many millions have occurred in Italy and other western countries.

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153 million frozen

As local media and Fox News report, Italian authorities have frozen Mazepin family assets worth $153.8 million.

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Luxury resort in Sardinia

The sanction involves a residential complex in Sardinia, owned by the racer and his father. It has an estimated value of €105 million.

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A town for the super-rich

The luxury complex is located in Porto Cervo in the municipality of Olbia. Just north of the island of Sardinia, the town is known for hosting wealthy people of different nationalities.

(Photo: Alessio Medini / Pexels)

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Managed from overseas

Dmitry and Nikita Mazepin, are the owners of the now-frozen complex. They manage it from the distance through an overseas company, ANSA News reports.

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25 rooms with views on the Mediterranean

"The villa has 25 rooms, luxurious gardens and a large swimming pool and overlooks the Mediterranean," Fox News adds.

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Mazepin responds: "Cancel culture"

While Nikita Mazepin takes every opportunity in the media to describe the sanctions as "cancel culture," the European Union continues to put pressure on the circle of businessmen surrounding Putin.

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His father's role in a petrochemical empire

In that list of oligarchs linked to the Russian president, Dmitry and Nikita Mazepin appear. The Mazepin patriarch is the majority shareholder of Uralchem, a petrochemical empire.

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Almost 1 billion seized from oligarchs in Italy

The Financial Policing Team in Italy, called the Guardia Di Finanza, has already seized more than 900 euros (or nearly 1 billion dollars) in Russian-owned villas and yachts since the beginning of the Ukraine war.

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